Wyatt Earp - In March 1881, he set out to find a posse of cowboys who had robbed a stagecoach and its driver. Earp struck a deal with rancher, Ike Clanton who dealt regularly with the cowboys. In return for his help, Earp promised Clanton a $6,000 reward. Their partnership quickly dissolved due of Clanton's paranoia that Earp would leak the details of their bargain. Turning against Earp, Clanton bragged that he would kill one of the Earp men. ck
Wyatt Earp in Nome, Alaska with long-time friend and former Tombstone mayor and editor John Clum
Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He worked in the 1870s as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended the gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881 he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.
Wyatt Earp is perhaps the most storied figure of the Old West, but he was also an accomplished gunslinger who was greatly feared by the bandits of the time
Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, & brothers Virgil & Morgan Earp.
John "Doc" Holliday 1852-1887. Buried in the same cemetery as my gggrandfathet
Above, Mattie Blaylock, one of Wyatt Earp’s wives (whom he deserted). She became a prostitute in Globe, Arizona after Earp left her. She later (1888) died in Pinal, Arizona, of an overdose of Laudanum, a suicide.
It is legend. The shootout at the O.K. Corral on Oct.26, 1881 between the Earps and Clantons but there is more to the story.